Rhodochrosite is a self-confidence booster owing to bringing a sense of realistic balance to life. It is also used to help cope with problems in life in a graceful, balanced manner without avoidance or dential.
In the psychic or spiritual realm rhodochrosite is used to ease issues caused by past lives, and to help to bring those issues to resolution. It is used to elevate the mind to a higher plane in meditation and energy work.
Rhodochrosite balances and enhances love on all levels. It allows fuller love to enter one's life, in part by calming excessive passions. It balances the mental and emotional processes. It is also said to be a stone of freedom because of this helping to balance inner conflicts. This can bring a deep sense of happiness and relief from ongoing stress.
Traditionally in crystal healing rhodochrosite has been considered good for the digestion, the heart, the kidneys, spleen, pancreas, the pulse rate, and the thyroid. It is also used for stress related illness by transforming the energy of the illness with a balanced love of self and the universe. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
Rhodochrosite energizes and cleanses the base, sacral and heart chakras
More on Rhodochrosite, from My Personal Perspective
While rhodochrosite is often better known for love, it's sometimes significantly more important for its metaphysical energy of balance. I believe the balancing of energies is what makes it a good love stone, as well as the other lifeissues it eases and resolves.